Wednesday, January 21, 2015

window stars

The view on my backyard in the winter is dominated by my neighbor's house.
Add the mud, moss, flat gray sky, and dormancy of everything
and you've got  B O R I N G.
It's time for some wintertime window candy.

These window stars are sometimes called Waldorf stars (after the Waldorf schools - known for their great educational toys integrating art and learning - and I'm guessing this began as an art activity for the kids)

The patterns I used came from the following links:
I used regular tissue paper cut into 3X3 squares or 3X6 rectangles (depending on the pattern)
although some people prefer to pay an arm and a leg for a waxed tissue paper from the Netherlands (search for "kite paper" or waldorf star paper)


Becca said...

Wow! These are beautiful! What a fun way to add some color.

Threads of Inspiration said...

A great way to chase the winter dullness away!

Anonymous said...

A burst of sunshine on a cloudy day. xox

Annie Cholewa said...

What a great way to cheer up a gloomy day!

Tammy said...

Oh wow! Those are so cool! So bright and colorful. Like stained glass. Have a wonderful week. Tammy